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New England Patriots links 11/17/20 - Pats’ big men pave way for big win vs. Ravens

Daily news & links for Tuesday

Baltimore Ravens Vs. New England Patriots At Gillette Stadium
Shaq Mason and Cam Newton celebrate Rex Burkhead’s touchdown
Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images



  • Evan Lazar’s Advanced Stats Report: Patriots front seven, offensive line delivers in win over the Ravens.
  • Andrew Callahan talks about the Patriots’ smashmouth team identity with the Patriots prepared to beat Baltimore by being Baltimore. They wanted to bully the bully.
  • Michael Hurley serves up some still-warm leftover Patriots thoughts: Damien Harris was worth the wait; “I legitimately thought that Lawrence Guy and Carl Davis hit Lamar Jackson so hard that the quarterback was going to disintegrate. I do not know how he got up”; More.
  • Jerry Thornton’s Week 10 knee jerk reactions: “I shouldn’t have doubted them. You’d think that after all this time, I’d know better than to doubt them, but I did.” /Another week, another good read.
  • Zack Cox wraps up Week 10 with some final Pats-Ravens thoughts: Devin McCourty’s durability, Mike Onwenu’s bounce-back, an NFL first for Josh Uche, and more.
  • Luke Ervin (PatsBuzz) Biggest takeaways from the Patriots’ win over the Ravens. 1. Patriots aren’t dead yet.
  • Doug Kyed gives us his Patriots-Ravens takeaways: How Damien Harris has compared to Sony Michel; Cam Newton led NFL QBs in adjusted completion percentage this week; More.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) 5 thoughts on the Patriots win over the Ravens: Defense snaps a big streak for Baltimore.
  • Tom E. Curran looks at how the Patriots flipped the script with their win vs. Ravens.
  • Eric Wilbur says the Patriots have jumped out of the tank, right into the pool of contenders.
  • Sara Marshall (FullPressCoverage) With the rain comes a win: Patriots standout performances in week 10.
  • Ryan Hannable is concerned some people may be taking win over Ravens the wrong way. “...just because the Patriots beat a good team doesn’t automatically mean we should discount the first eight games of the year and assume they have turned a corner.” /Heaven forbid [insert eye-roll emoji here].
  • Doug Kyed lays out how the Pats’ top rookies were used in Week 10: The same week Bill Belichick made headlines by defending his recent draft track record, four of New England’s 2020 picks played big roles. /Go figure.
  • Hayden Bird’s roundup of ESPN analysts who doubt the Patriots’ playoff chances despite upsetting the Ravens. “A nice win yesterday, great coaching using the fullback in the run game, but this is not a playoff football team.”
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots Week 10 report card in big win over Baltimore: “I’m not dead yet…” Monty Python said in The Holy Grail, and that statement applies to the Patriots on a rainy, windswept night in Foxboro.
  • Andrew Callahan issues his Patriots Report Card: How the Pats saved their season against the Ravens.
  • Danny Jaillet (PatriotsWire) Damien Harris is special, and should remain the Patriots’ offensive centerpiece.
  • Danny Jaillet (PatriotsWire) Cam Newton reveals what he told Jakobi Meyers before epic trick play.
  • Mike Reiss relays Cam Newton after upset win: Patriots can show they’re better than 4-5.
  • Steve Hewitt highlights J.C. Jackson’s ball skills on display during his record interception run.
  • Zack Cox talks up rookie Kyle Dugger delivering a huge performance in his first NFL start.
  • Matthew Geagan believes Chase Winovich makes a case for an expanded role and more playing time.
  • Chad Finn explains how NBC had footage ready of Jakobi Meyers throwing touchdown passes in high school.
  • Robert Alvarez (PatsFans) Best of social media: Week 10 Ravens vs Patriots.
  • Mike Reiss presents a visual history of Bill Belichick’s outfits: Using data collected since 2003, we explore the iconic coach’s fashion and how it connects to some of the biggest moments in Patriots history.
  • Danny Jaillet (PatriotsWire) Bill Belichick was furious with a referee in Week 10, and Twitter turned him into a hilarious meme.
  • Renee Smith (GuyBostonSports) NFL continues to crackdown on teams for COVID-19 protocol violations.
  • Locked On Patriots podcast: Mike and Murph discuss all things Pats-Ravens: Kyle Dugger’s big night, the emergence of Jakobi Meyers, Josh Uche and Chase Winovich as a pass-rush tandem, and Damien Harris’ career-high night (121 yards). (45 min.)